Supreme court president unhappy with protocol ranking

first_imgThe president of the supreme court has written to parliament to protest about the Republic’s protocol after he apparently had to wait a long time to lay a wreath in a recent memorial service, daily Politis said.In a letter to the House president, Myron Nikolatos urged parliament to revisit the issue of protocol, which defines the rules and procedures governing official affairs.The matter was discussed by party leaders in parliament.The protocol was defined by law in 1996, but a later government bill affording the cabinet the authority to draft the list has been languishing in parliament since 2006.The current list ranks the president of the supreme court in seventh place and its judges in thirteenth.“I think the judiciary, as one of the three powers, should be ranked accordingly,” Nikolatos was quoted as saying by Politis.However, parliament does not appear prepared to do anything on the matter.Parties think that granting the cabinet the authority would be justified if the government had proposed changes to the protocol that were rejected by parliament.The need to change the protocol was highlighted by the foreign ministry in 2006, so that it would include members of the European parliament for example. A number of state commissioners have also been appointed in recent years and there is no provision for them.The president of the Republic ranks first on the 1996 list, followed by the archbishop, and House president in third.Party leaders or representatives are in fourth place, ahead of former presidents, the attorney-general and the president of the supreme court. Government ministers are in eighth place.Last come municipal councilors in 35th place.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppTake Online Privacy on a whole New levelFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSenior Living | Search AdsCheap New Senior Apartments in Rowland Heights Are Turning HeadsSenior Living | Search AdsUndoMemory Care | Search AdsLuxury Memory Care Facilities Near Rowland Heights For SeniorsMemory Care | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img

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